March 31, 2015

  • Library Workshops This Week (updated)
  • Brown Bag: Yoga/Meditation Why Bother? (TODAY)
  • Orphan Train – Book Club for March (TODAY)
  • NWACC United Way Campaign Coming Soon! (new)
  • Academic Success Workshops
  • Gather at the Table Authors to Visit NWACC April 1 (new)
  • Reading and Writing Workshops
  • National Society of Leadership & Success Bake Sale!
  • Brown Bag: Hoopin’ For Health (new)
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance THIS WEEK
  • Plant A Seed Soirée
  • Mary Beth Tinker to Speak at NWACC on April 7
  • Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports
  • Fiesta on April 9
  • Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life April 16
  • Unique Opportunity to Participate in a Poverty Simulation!
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team
  • Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16
  • 2015-2016 Work Study Position Request
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • LIFE Program
  • Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington
  • Study Abroad Course in Belize
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • ALPFA Symposium
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications
  • NWACC in the News (2 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Library Workshops This Week

All are invited to build research skills and learn more about library resources on Mondays and Thursdays in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310 inside the library).

Library Workshops this week include:

  • Monday, March 30, at 1:30 p.m.: Google & Google Scholar
  • Thursday, April 2, at 12 p.m.: Citation Made Easier For workshop descriptions and the full spring schedule, check out the attached flyer or www.nwacc.edu/web/library/workshops.

A related flier is attached.

Brown Bag: Yoga/Meditation Why Bother?

A brown bag session on yoga and meditation is planned for March 31. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and explore answers to the following: Have you wondered what the fuss is all about? What is it good for? Should you try it? Hype or life changing?

Pat Michaelis-Talbott, owner of It’z OK Yoga Studio in Little Flock and yoga instructor for 12 years, will present the session. Pat will discuss the benefits and side effects and lead participants in a few yoga poses and meditation techniques.

The session will be from 11 a.m. to noon March 31 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

The event is sponsored by the NWACC Wellness Spring Series.

A related flier is attached. (March 31)

Orphan Train – Book Club for March

Join us to discuss Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train Tuesday, March 31, 3-4, in BH 2243.

Copies are available in the bookstore and schesne@nwacc.edu has a few copies to loan. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more (March 31)

NWACC United Way Campaign Coming Soon!

The annual NWACC United Way of NWA Campaign will soon be underway.

NWACC has a solid history of putting together great campaigns and raising money for the United Way, which funds dozens of local nonprofit organizations, such as Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Boys and Girls Club, Credit Counseling of Arkansas, and many more. This year’s campaign will kick off at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, and will run until Tuesday, April 14. We hope you will help out with our campaign and show just how strong the NWACC team is.

One focus of the United Way of NWA is reducing child poverty. We would like to share a short, yet moving video on the struggles surrounding poverty that United Way unveiled at the Children Living in Poverty Summit in January. The powerful video can be found at http://www.unitedwaynwa.org/clip

All NWACC employees who donate will receive a sticker to wear jeans on either April 6 or Monday, April 13. Donations can be made in cash, by credit card, check or payroll deduction.

There are also several prizes up for grabs! Everyone who donates will be entered to win a prize from some of our generous businesses in the area. Prizes include goodies from Starbuck’s, Gusano’s Pizza, High Rise Extreme Air Sports and more!

Donors who give $20 can also have their pick of a United Way T-Shirt or United Way Tote bag as a free gift. (Sizes and supplies are limited.) Keep watching for future updates, and for more information, contact Jerod Bradshaw at jbradshaw4@nwacc.edu

Academic Success Workshops

The Academic Success Center on campus is here to help students succeed in every way this semester!

Please encourage students to join us in Room 314 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and each Thursday at 2 p.m. for our Success Workshops.

Topics vary by week. Please see a more detailed schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Gather at the Table Authors to Visit NWACC April 1

Tom DeWolf, and Sharon Morgan, Gather at the Table authors, will speak during Dr. Chris Huggard’s 10:30 – 11:45 History of the American People class on Wednesday, April 1, in NCPTC 2004.

This event is open to all interested students, faculty, and staff.

About the book and authors:

Tom DeWolf’s family came from the largest slave owners in the U.S. and Sharon Morgan is the descendant of slaves. Tom and Sharon have traveled across the U.S. for three years prior to writing the book to better understand historical and current context of race relations. Since the book was published, they have held sessions at schools, colleges, churches, community centers, etc. to open up the dialogue about race relations.

More information can be found at gatheratthetable.net

Reading and Writing Workshops

Basic Writing Skills – Avoiding Wordiness

  • Wednesday, April 1, 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday, April 2, 3 p.m. BH 1004
  • Friday, April 3, 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Skills- Psych-Analysis: Reading in the Social Sciences

  • Friday, April 3, 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

National Society of Leadership & Success Bake Sale!

Come fulfill your sweet tooth and help support the NSLS with a purchase of our baked goods on Wednesday, April 1, and Thursday, April 2, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location will be in the lobby outside of the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Cash as well as credit cards will be accepted!

A related flier is attached.

Brown Bag: Hoopin’ For Health

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to learn about the health benefits of hooping April 2 from 11 a.m.-noon in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please open attached flier for additional information.

Transfer Visits at a Glance THIS WEEK

Wednesday, April 1: University of Arkansas-Little Rock Location: Transfer Desk-10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thursday, April 2: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (open related flier)  Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noonShewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Plant A Seed Soirée

Please join the NWACC Foundation for this year’s Plant A Seed Soirée on April 30th at the John Q. Hammons Center.  This event benefits student scholarships at NWACC. Tickets are ½ price for faculty, staff, and students: $50 per ticket.  You may purchase tickets at the Foundation Office located on the 3rd floor of Burns Hall or by calling 479-619-4184. Open the attached “Save the Date” for additional details.

Mary Beth Tinker to Speak at NWACC on April 7

Mary Beth Tinker, who was involved in the landmark 1969 First Amendment case Tinker v. Des Moines Community School District will address faculty, students and community members during a lecture on April 7 at NWACC.

Tinker was among a small group of students from Des Moines, Iowa, who in December 1965, wore black armbands to mourn those lost on both sides of the Vietnam War and to show support for Robert F. Kennedy’s call for a “Christmas truce.” Student participants were suspended from school until they would come back without the armbands. A First Amendment battle followed, and the case wound its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 1969 issued a landmark decision upholding the students’ right to wear the armbands.

The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in White Auditorium of Burns Hall on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus in Bentonville. The event is sponsored by the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of History at NWACC. The public is invited.

Those seeking additional information may contact Dr. Jami Forrester at jforrester@nwaccc.edu.

Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a discussion with administration regarding sports at NWACC. The discussion will take place on Thursday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 A&B.

Fiesta on April 9

BCM and NWACC Culture Clubs invite you to a Fiesta on Thursday, April 9, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Open gym, snacks, cooking, supper, and prizes will be offered. All NWACC students and advisers are welcome as we learn about “Your World!”

Location: Activity Center/Gym at 626 W. Olive, Rogers, corner of 8th and Olive Street.

A related flier is attached.

Unique Opportunity to Participate in a Poverty Simulation on April 14!

Experience Life on the Edge with this interactive experience, allowing participants to begin to understand what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress.

The event will be Tuesday, April 14, from 8:00-11:00 in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

  • Free breakfast and lunch!
  • Limited spots available, open to community, register at unitedwaynwa.org/clip
  • Faculty and staff encouraged to attend

For additional information, contact Christie Brinsfield, Director Career Pathways cbrinsfield@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life- April 16

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 108 A and B of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A free cholesterol screening is included. Contact Becky Hudson to sign up at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign up. Come out and help save a life. A related flier is attached.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.
  • Be one of the first 5 members and your registration fee will be sponsored by Dr. Ricky Tompkins. if you would like to register please email me right away to let me know and I will give you a code to bypass the payment if you are one of the first 5.
  • Learner Services will also be sponsoring 5 participants. It is also on a first-come basis.

To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box. For more information, contact team captain Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16

It’s that time of year to request promotional items as a part of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Attached are a related memo and a related request form template.

2015-2016 Work Study Position Request

It is time again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2015-16 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.

If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection

  • Employee
  • My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for “Request a Work Study Position” Deadline to request positions is April 17.

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

LIFE Program

Do you know what the LIFE program is?

Take a few minutes to watch this video to learn what we are doing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviaI6JD7BY

Applications are available (attached) for our summer program that will take place June 16, 17, and 18! (March 31)

Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington

Come join us in learning how to “redefine success and properly manage time” with Arianna Huffington and her video broadcast “Thrive”.

Arianna Huffington, Pulitzer Prize winner, is the founder, president, and editor-in chief of The Huffington Post. She has been awarded New York Times best-selling author with “Thrive” so this broadcast is an event you don’t want to miss!

Live event was March 17. Replay event is April 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Study Abroad Course in Belize

NWACC’s Dr. Jacques Hill is leading a University of Arkansas study abroad course to Belize from May 11 to June 6 of 2015. NWACC students are invited to enroll. The course is a Community Development Course with an Ecology emphasis. The course will provide students with community service hours.

Participants will conduct biodiversity inventories in rainforests and mangroves, explore barrier islands, and work in local grades schools to educate children on environmental issues such as beach erosion, biodiversity, and water quality. Students will also go snorkeling on Caye Caulker and explore Mayan Ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio. Students will receive 6 UA credits. Please contact Dr. Hill if you are interested in going: jhill5@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached. (March 31)

Developmental Math Workshops for Spring

Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra level Workshops for Spring 2015

Attached is a schedule for the spring 2015 workshops designed for developmental level math and algebra courses. Although these workshops have a targeted level for the most part, any level student is welcome who needs to work on the topic (at the targeted level).

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

ALPFA Symposium

ALPFA is hosting an event on April 17 that is aimed at helping students choose a pathway to success.

This event is open to all NWACC students and will include a leadership panel, breakout sessions with professionals, lunch, and a career fair that will help students find their path to success.

A related flier is attached. (April 17)

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Wednesday, April 1: University of Arkansas-Little Rock Location: Transfer Desk-10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 2: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (open related flier)  Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noonShewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
  • Monday, April 6: Missouri State University – Springfield, MO Location: Transfer Desk—9:30 to 1:00
  • Monday, April 6: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Transfer Center, Suite 235—9:00 to 1:00
  • Monday, April 6: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—noon to 2:00;  Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 14: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
  • Wednesday, April 15: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Location: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to noon)
  • Thursday, April 16: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 21: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—10:00 to 1:00; Transfer Desk—1:30 to 4:00)
  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

NWACC IN THE NEWS

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

 College wins $50,000 grant for security

Sunday: Representatives visit with delegation

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 30, 2015

  • Honorary Degree Nominations (Deadline is TODAY)
  • Library Workshops This Week (updated)
  • Brown Bag: Yoga/Meditation Why Bother?
  • Orphan Train – Book Club for March
  • Academic Success Workshops (new)
  • Reading and Writing Workshops (new)
  • National Society of Leadership & Success Bake Sale! (new)
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance THIS WEEK (new)
  • Plant A Seed Soirée (new)
  • Mary Beth Tinker to Speak at NWACC on April 7 (new)
  • Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports
  • Fiesta on April 9 (new)
  • Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life April 16
  • Unique Opportunity to Participate in a Poverty Simulation!
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team
  • Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16
  • 2015-2016 Work Study Position Request
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • LIFE Program
  • Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington
  • Study Abroad Course in Belize
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • ALPFA Symposium
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Honorary Degree Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 NWACC Honorary Associate Degree.  We invite you to complete and submit the attached nomination form by Monday, March 30.

You also can find additional information at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/presidentsoffice/honorary-degree-nomination-form

Please send completed nomination forms to Miranda Smith, Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, at msmith28@nwacc.edu. (March 30)

Library Workshops This Week

All are invited to build research skills and learn more about library resources on Mondays and Thursdays in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310 inside the library).

Library Workshops this week include:

  • Monday, March 30, at 1:30 p.m.: Google & Google Scholar
  • Thursday, April 2, at 12 p.m.: Citation Made Easier For workshop descriptions and the full spring schedule, check out the attached flyer or www.nwacc.edu/web/library/workshops.

A related flier is attached.

Brown Bag: Yoga/Meditation Why Bother?

A brown bag session on yoga and meditation is planned for March 31. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and explore answers to the following: Have you wondered what the fuss is all about? What is it good for? Should you try it? Hype or life changing?

Pat Michaelis-Talbott, owner of It’z OK Yoga Studio in Little Flock and yoga instructor for 12 years, will present the session. Pat will discuss the benefits and side effects and lead participants in a few yoga poses and meditation techniques.

The session will be from 11 a.m. to noon March 31 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

The event is sponsored by the NWACC Wellness Spring Series.

A related flier is attached. (March 31)

Orphan Train – Book Club for March

Join us to discuss Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train Tuesday, March 31, 3-4, in BH 2243.

Copies are available in the bookstore and schesne@nwacc.edu has a few copies to loan. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more (March 31)

Academic Success Workshops

The Academic Success Center on campus is here to help students succeed in every way this semester!

Please encourage students to join us in Room 314 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and each Thursday at 2 p.m. for our Success Workshops.

This week, come learn how to prepare for tests and handle your test anxiety at our TEST TAKING AND ANXIETY Workshop! Topics vary by week, Please see a more detailed schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Basic Writing Skills – Avoiding Wordiness

  • Wednesday, April 1, 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday, April 2, 3 p.m. BH 1004
  • Friday, April 3, 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Skills- Psych-Analysis: Reading in the Social Sciences

  • Friday, April 3, 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

National Society of Leadership & Success Bake Sale!

Come fulfill your sweet tooth and help support the NSLS with a purchase of our baked goods on Wednesday, April 1, and Thursday, April 2, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location will be in the lobby outside of the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Cash as well as credit cards will be accepted!

A related flier is attached.

Transfer Visits at a Glance THIS WEEK

Thursday, April 2: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (open related flier)  Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noonShewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Plant A Seed Soirée

Please join the NWACC Foundation for this year’s Plant A Seed Soirée on April 30th at the John Q. Hammons Center.  This event benefits student scholarships at NWACC. Tickets are ½ price for faculty, staff, and students: $50 per ticket.  You may purchase tickets at the Foundation Office located on the 3rd floor of Burns Hall or by calling 479-619-4184. Open the attached “Save the Date” for additional details.

Mary Beth Tinker to Speak at NWACC on April 7

Mary Beth Tinker, who was involved in the landmark 1969 First Amendment case Tinker v. Des Moines Community School District will address faculty, students and community members during a lecture on April 7 at NWACC.

Tinker was among a small group of students from Des Moines, Iowa, who in December 1965, wore black armbands to mourn those lost on both sides of the Vietnam War and to show support for Robert F. Kennedy’s call for a “Christmas truce.” Student participants were suspended from school until they would come back without the armbands. A First Amendment battle followed, and the case wound its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 1969 issued a landmark decision upholding the students’ right to wear the armbands.

The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in White Auditorium of Burns Hall on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus in Bentonville. The event is sponsored by the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of History at NWACC. The public is invited.

Those seeking additional information may contact Dr. Jami Forrester at jforrester@nwaccc.edu.

Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a discussion with administration regarding sports at NWACC. The discussion will take place on Thursday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 A&B.

Fiesta on April 9

BCM and NWACC Culture Clubs invite you to a Fiesta on Thursday, April 9, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Open gym, snacks, cooking, supper, and prizes will be offered. All NWACC students and advisers are welcome as we learn about “Your World!”

Location: Activity Center/Gym at 626 W. Olive, Rogers, corner of 8th and Olive Street.

A related flier is attached.

Unique Opportunity to Participate in a Poverty Simulation on April 14!

Experience Life on the Edge with this interactive experience, allowing participants to begin to understand what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress.

The event will be Tuesday, April 14, from 8:00-11:00 in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

  • Free breakfast and lunch!
  • Limited spots available, open to community, register at unitedwaynwa.org/clip
  • Faculty and staff encouraged to attend

For additional information, contact Christie Brinsfield, Director Career Pathways cbrinsfield@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life- April 16

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 108 A and B of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A free cholesterol screening is included. Contact Becky Hudson to sign up at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign up. Come out and help save a life. A related flier is attached.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.
  • Be one of the first 5 members and your registration fee will be sponsored by Dr. Ricky Tompkins. if you would like to register please email me right away to let me know and I will give you a code to bypass the payment if you are one of the first 5.
  • Learner Services will also be sponsoring 5 participants. It is also on a first-come basis.

To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box. For more information, contact team captain Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16

It’s that time of year to request promotional items as a part of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Attached are a related memo and a related request form template.

2015-2016 Work Study Position Request

It is time again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2015-16 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.

If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection

  • Employee
  • My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for “Request a Work Study Position” Deadline to request positions is April 17.

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

LIFE Program

Do you know what the LIFE program is?

Take a few minutes to watch this video to learn what we are doing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviaI6JD7BY

Applications are available (attached) for our summer program that will take place June 16, 17, and 18! (March 31)

Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington

Come join us in learning how to “redefine success and properly manage time” with Arianna Huffington and her video broadcast “Thrive”.

Arianna Huffington, Pulitzer Prize winner, is the founder, president, and editor-in chief of The Huffington Post. She has been awarded New York Times best-selling author with “Thrive” so this broadcast is an event you don’t want to miss!

Live event was March 17. Replay event is April 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Study Abroad Course in Belize

NWACC’s Dr. Jacques Hill is leading a University of Arkansas study abroad course to Belize from May 11 to June 6 of 2015. NWACC students are invited to enroll. The course is a Community Development Course with an Ecology emphasis. The course will provide students with community service hours.

Participants will conduct biodiversity inventories in rainforests and mangroves, explore barrier islands, and work in local grades schools to educate children on environmental issues such as beach erosion, biodiversity, and water quality. Students will also go snorkeling on Caye Caulker and explore Mayan Ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio. Students will receive 6 UA credits. Please contact Dr. Hill if you are interested in going: jhill5@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached. (March 31)

Developmental Math Workshops for Spring

Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra level Workshops for Spring 2015

Attached is a schedule for the spring 2015 workshops designed for developmental level math and algebra courses. Although these workshops have a targeted level for the most part, any level student is welcome who needs to work on the topic (at the targeted level).

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

ALPFA Symposium

ALPFA is hosting an event on April 17 that is aimed at helping students choose a pathway to success.

This event is open to all NWACC students and will include a leadership panel, breakout sessions with professionals, lunch, and a career fair that will help students find their path to success.

A related flier is attached. (April 17)

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Thursday, April 2: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (open related flier)  Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noonShewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
  • Monday, April 6: Missouri State University – Springfield, MO Location: Transfer Desk—9:30 to 1:00
  • Monday, April 6: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Transfer Center, Suite 235—9:00 to 1:00
  • Monday, April 6: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—noon to 2:00;  Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 14: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
  • Wednesday, April 15: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Location: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to noon)
  • Thursday, April 16: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 21: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—10:00 to 1:00; Transfer Desk—1:30 to 4:00)
  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

NWACC IN THE NEWS

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Progress sections: Higher education institutions growing

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 27, 2015

  •  Spring Break Hours & Food Court Vendor Status (TODAY)
  • Upgrading Gravel Parking Lot at SCWT (TODAY)
  • Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours
  • Library Spring Break Hours
  • Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff (TODAY is last day for this training)
  • Call For Golden Eagle Nominations (TODAY is the deadline)
  • Plant A Seed Soirée (new)
  • Brown Bag: Yoga/Meditation Why Bother? (updated)
  • Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports
  • Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life April 16 (Date change)
  • Unique Opportunity to Participate in a Poverty Simulation! (new)
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team
  • Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16
  • 2015-2016 Work Study Position Request
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • LIFE Program
  • Orphan Train – Book Club for March
  • Honorary Degree Nominations
  • Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington
  • Study Abroad Course in Belize
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • ALPFA Symposium
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications
  • NWACC in the News (2 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

 Spring Break Hours & Food Court Vendor Status

The Food Court will be closed for spring break from March 23 -27.

The vendors will reopen on March 30.

For spring break, Barnes & Noble and RechargeU will be OPEN. Their hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday   8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday          8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Upgrading Gravel Parking Lot at SCWT

NWACC will be upgrading the gravel parking lot at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies beginning Monday. The project is expected to take about  4 days.

Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) Spring Break Hours are as follows:

Burns Hall Computer Lab will be closed March 21 and open March 23-27, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Tutoring Center will be closed March 21-27. Both the Tutoring Center and Computer Lab will be open regular hours on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Tutoring services at the Washington County Center will be closed Spring Break.

Regular semester hours will resume March 30.

Library Spring Break Hours

The library will be CLOSED the first weekend of Spring Break, Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22.

The library will be OPEN Monday-Thursday, March 23-26, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The library will be OPEN Friday, March 27, from 8 a.m.-12 noon.

The library will be CLOSED on Saturday, March 28, and OPEN Sunday, March 29,  from 1-5 p.m. The majority of our resources are available via the library website.

Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff

Learn how to utilize Degree Works to help with advising students.

  • Run audits
  • Build academic plans for degree completion
  • Run what-if scenarios for major changes
  • Calculate GPA

Click on the training session you would like to attend and submit your name and Id number. You must sign up two days prior to each session in order to attend.

Friday 3/27/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Friday 3/27/2015 1:30pm to 3:30pm

For more information contact Brooke Holt at 619-4298 or Janie Todd at 619-3120. (March 27)

Call For Golden Eagle Nominations

Do you know a student who is actively involved in student clubs/organizations or in the community? Does this student also show personal growth and development perhaps by taking on leadership roles? Does this student demonstrate a commitment to his or her education? Does this student plan on continuing at NWACC for at least one semester in the 2015-16 academic year? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, this student may be eligible for the Golden Eagle Award!

Please review the attached criteria for nomination and selection before submitting your nomination on the attached form. There will be two more Golden Eagle Award recipients for this academic year (March and April). To be considered for the April award, nominations must be received by noon on Friday, March 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Franklin at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu. (March 27)

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Plant A Seed Soirée

Please join the NWACC Foundation for this year’s Plant A Seed Soirée on April 30th at the John Q. Hammons Center.  This event benefits student scholarships at NWACC. Tickets are ½ price for faculty, staff, and students: $50 per ticket.  You may purchase tickets at the Foundation Office located on the 3rd floor of Burns Hall or by calling 479-619-4184. Open the attached “Save the Date” for additional details.

Brown Bag: Yoga/Meditation Why Bother?

A brown bag session on yoga and meditation is planned for March 31. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and explore answers to the following: Have you wondered what the fuss is all about? What is it good for? Should you try it? Hype or life changing?

Pat Michaelis-Talbott, owner of It’z OK Yoga Studio in Little Flock and yoga instructor for 12 years, will present the session. Pat will discuss the benefits and side effects and lead participants in a few yoga poses and meditation techniques.

The session will be from 11 a.m. to noon March 31 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

The event is sponsored by the NWACC Wellness Spring Series.

A related flier is attached.

Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a discussion with administration regarding sports at NWACC. The discussion will take place on Thursday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 A&B.

Unique Opportunity to Participate in a Poverty Simulation on April 14!

Experience Life on the Edge with this interactive experience, allowing participants to begin to understand what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress.

The event will be Tuesday, April 14, from 8:00-11:00 in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

  • Free breakfast and lunch!
  • Limited spots available, open to community, register at unitedwaynwa.org/clip
  • Faculty and staff encouraged to attend

For additional information, contact Christie Brinsfield, Director Career Pathways cbrinsfield@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life- April 16

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 108 A and B of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A free cholesterol screening is included. Contact Becky Hudson to sign up at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign up. Come out and help save a life. A related flier is attached.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.
  • Be one of the first 5 members and your registration fee will be sponsored by Dr. Ricky Tompkins. if you would like to register please email me right away to let me know and I will give you a code to bypass the payment if you are one of the first 5.
  • Learner Services will also be sponsoring 5 participants. It is also on a first-come basis.

To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box. For more information, contact team captain Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16

It’s that time of year to request promotional items as a part of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Attached are a related memo and a related request form template.

2015-2016 Work Study Position Request

It is time again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2015-16 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.

If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection

  • Employee
  • My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for “Request a Work Study Position” Deadline to request positions is April 17.

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

LIFE Program

Do you know what the LIFE program is?

Take a few minutes to watch this video to learn what we are doing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviaI6JD7BY

Applications are available (attached) for our summer program that will take place June 16, 17, and 18! (March 31)

Orphan Train – Book Club for March

Join us to discuss Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train Tuesday, March 31, 3-4, in BH 2243.

Copies are available in the bookstore and schesne@nwacc.edu has a few copies to loan. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more (March 31)

Honorary Degree Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 NWACC Honorary Associate Degree.  We invite you to complete and submit the attached nomination form by Monday, March 30.

You also can find additional information at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/presidentsoffice/honorary-degree-nomination-form

Please send completed nomination forms to Miranda Smith, Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, at msmith28@nwacc.edu. (March 30)

Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington

Come join us in learning how to “redefine success and properly manage time” with Arianna Huffington and her video broadcast “Thrive”.

Arianna Huffington, Pulitzer Prize winner, is the founder, president, and editor-in chief of The Huffington Post. She has been awarded New York Times best-selling author with “Thrive” so this broadcast is an event you don’t want to miss!

Live event was March 17. Replay event is April 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Study Abroad Course in Belize

NWACC’s Dr. Jacques Hill is leading a University of Arkansas study abroad course to Belize from May 11 to June 6 of 2015. NWACC students are invited to enroll. The course is a Community Development Course with an Ecology emphasis. The course will provide students with community service hours.

Participants will conduct biodiversity inventories in rainforests and mangroves, explore barrier islands, and work in local grades schools to educate children on environmental issues such as beach erosion, biodiversity, and water quality. Students will also go snorkeling on Caye Caulker and explore Mayan Ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio. Students will receive 6 UA credits. Please contact Dr. Hill if you are interested in going: jhill5@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached. (March 31)

Developmental Math Workshops for Spring

Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra level Workshops for Spring 2015

Attached is a schedule for the spring 2015 workshops designed for developmental level math and algebra courses. Although these workshops have a targeted level for the most part, any level student is welcome who needs to work on the topic (at the targeted level).

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

ALPFA Symposium

ALPFA is hosting an event on April 17 that is aimed at helping students choose a pathway to success.

This event is open to all NWACC students and will include a leadership panel, breakout sessions with professionals, lunch, and a career fair that will help students find their path to success.

A related flier is attached. (April 17)

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Thursday, April 2: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (open related flier)  Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noonShewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
  • Monday, April 6: Missouri State University – Springfield, MO Location: Transfer Desk—9:30 to 1:00
  • Monday, April 6: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Transfer Center, Suite 235—9:00 to 1:00
  • Monday, April 6: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—noon to 2:00;  Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 14: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
  • Wednesday, April 15: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Location: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to noon)
  • Thursday, April 16: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 21: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—10:00 to 1:00; Transfer Desk—1:30 to 4:00)
  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

NWACC IN THE NEWS:

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Sunday Profiles: Donors help students with scholarships

Friday: Program excites Bentonville education, business leaders

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 26, 2015

  •  Spring Break Hours & Food Court Vendor Status (TODAY)
  • Upgrading Gravel Parking Lot at SCWT (TODAY)
  • Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours
  • Library Spring Break Hours
  • Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff (Note: Friday is last day)
  • Call For Golden Eagle Nominations (Friday is deadline)
  • Brown Bag: Yoga/Meditation Why Bother? (updated)
  • Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports
  • Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life April 16 (Date change)
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team
  • Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16
  • 2015-2016 Work Study Position Request
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • LIFE Program
  • Orphan Train – Book Club for March
  • Honorary Degree Nominations
  • Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington
  • Study Abroad Course in Belize
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • ALPFA Symposium
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

 Spring Break Hours & Food Court Vendor Status

The Food Court will be closed for spring break from March 23 -27.

The vendors will reopen on March 30.

For spring break, Barnes & Noble and RechargeU will be OPEN. Their hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday   8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday          8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Upgrading Gravel Parking Lot at SCWT

NWACC will be upgrading the gravel parking lot at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies beginning Monday. The project is expected to take about  4 days.

Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) Spring Break Hours are as follows:

Burns Hall Computer Lab will be closed March 21 and open March 23-27, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Tutoring Center will be closed March 21-27. Both the Tutoring Center and Computer Lab will be open regular hours on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Tutoring services at the Washington County Center will be closed Spring Break.

Regular semester hours will resume March 30.

Library Spring Break Hours

The library will be CLOSED the first weekend of Spring Break, Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22.

The library will be OPEN Monday-Thursday, March 23-26, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The library will be OPEN Friday, March 27, from 8 a.m.-12 noon.

The library will be CLOSED on Saturday, March 28, and OPEN Sunday, March 29,  from 1-5 p.m. The majority of our resources are available via the library website.

Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff

Learn how to utilize Degree Works to help with advising students.

  • Run audits
  • Build academic plans for degree completion
  • Run what-if scenarios for major changes
  • Calculate GPA

Click on the training session you would like to attend and submit your name and Id number. You must sign up two days prior to each session in order to attend.

Friday 3/27/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Friday 3/27/2015 1:30pm to 3:30pm

For more information contact Brooke Holt at 619-4298 or Janie Todd at 619-3120. (March 27)

Call For Golden Eagle Nominations

Do you know a student who is actively involved in student clubs/organizations or in the community? Does this student also show personal growth and development perhaps by taking on leadership roles? Does this student demonstrate a commitment to his or her education? Does this student plan on continuing at NWACC for at least one semester in the 2015-16 academic year? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, this student may be eligible for the Golden Eagle Award!

Please review the attached criteria for nomination and selection before submitting your nomination on the attached form. There will be two more Golden Eagle Award recipients for this academic year (March and April). To be considered for the April award, nominations must be received by noon on Friday, March 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Franklin at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu. (March 27)

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Brown Bag: Yoga/Meditation Why Bother?

A brown bag session on yoga and meditation is planned for March 31. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and explore answers to the following: Have you wondered what the fuss is all about? What is it good for? Should you try it? Hype or life changing?

Pat Michaelis-Talbott, owner of It’z OK Yoga Studio in Little Flock and yoga instructor for 12 years, will present the session. Pat will discuss the benefits and side effects and lead participants in a few yoga poses and meditation techniques.

The session will be from 11 a.m. to noon March 31 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

The event is sponsored by the NWACC Wellness Spring Series.

A related flier is attached.

Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a discussion with administration regarding sports at NWACC. The discussion will take place on Thursday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 A&B.

Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life- April 16

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 108 A and B of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A free cholesterol screening is included. Contact Becky Hudson to sign up at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign up. Come out and help save a life. A related flier is attached.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.
  • Be one of the first 5 members and your registration fee will be sponsored by Dr. Ricky Tompkins. if you would like to register please email me right away to let me know and I will give you a code to bypass the payment if you are one of the first 5.
  • Learner Services will also be sponsoring 5 participants. It is also on a first-come basis.

To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box. For more information, contact team captain Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16

It’s that time of year to request promotional items as a part of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Attached are a related memo and a related request form template.

2015-2016 Work Study Position Request

It is time again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2015-16 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.

If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection

  • Employee
  • My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for “Request a Work Study Position” Deadline to request positions is April 17.

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

LIFE Program

Do you know what the LIFE program is?

Take a few minutes to watch this video to learn what we are doing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviaI6JD7BY

Applications are available (attached) for our summer program that will take place June 16, 17, and 18! (March 31)

Orphan Train – Book Club for March

Join us to discuss Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train Tuesday, March 31, 3-4, in BH 2243.

Copies are available in the bookstore and schesne@nwacc.edu has a few copies to loan. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more (March 31)

Honorary Degree Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 NWACC Honorary Associate Degree.  We invite you to complete and submit the attached nomination form by Monday, March 30.

You also can find additional information at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/presidentsoffice/honorary-degree-nomination-form

Please send completed nomination forms to Miranda Smith, Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, at msmith28@nwacc.edu. (March 30)

Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington

Come join us in learning how to “redefine success and properly manage time” with Arianna Huffington and her video broadcast “Thrive”.

Arianna Huffington, Pulitzer Prize winner, is the founder, president, and editor-in chief of The Huffington Post. She has been awarded New York Times best-selling author with “Thrive” so this broadcast is an event you don’t want to miss!

Live event was March 17. Replay event is April 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Study Abroad Course in Belize

NWACC’s Dr. Jacques Hill is leading a University of Arkansas study abroad course to Belize from May 11 to June 6 of 2015. NWACC students are invited to enroll. The course is a Community Development Course with an Ecology emphasis. The course will provide students with community service hours.

Participants will conduct biodiversity inventories in rainforests and mangroves, explore barrier islands, and work in local grades schools to educate children on environmental issues such as beach erosion, biodiversity, and water quality. Students will also go snorkeling on Caye Caulker and explore Mayan Ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio. Students will receive 6 UA credits. Please contact Dr. Hill if you are interested in going: jhill5@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached. (March 31)

Developmental Math Workshops for Spring

Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra level Workshops for Spring 2015

Attached is a schedule for the spring 2015 workshops designed for developmental level math and algebra courses. Although these workshops have a targeted level for the most part, any level student is welcome who needs to work on the topic (at the targeted level).

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

ALPFA Symposium

ALPFA is hosting an event on April 17 that is aimed at helping students choose a pathway to success.

This event is open to all NWACC students and will include a leadership panel, breakout sessions with professionals, lunch, and a career fair that will help students find their path to success.

A related flier is attached. (April 17)

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Thursday, April 2: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (open related flier)  Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noonShewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
  • Monday, April 6: Missouri State University – Springfield, MO Location: Transfer Desk—9:30 to 1:00
  • Monday, April 6: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Transfer Center, Suite 235—9:00 to 1:00
  • Monday, April 6: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—noon to 2:00;  Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 14: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
  • Wednesday, April 15: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Location: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to noon)
  • Thursday, April 16: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 21: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—10:00 to 1:00; Transfer Desk—1:30 to 4:00)
  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 25, 2015

  •  Spring Break Hours & Food Court Vendor Status (TODAY)
  • Upgrading Gravel Parking Lot at SCWT (TODAY)
  • Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours
  • Library Spring Break Hours
  • Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff (Note: Friday is last day)
  • Call For Golden Eagle Nominations (Friday is deadline)
  • Brown Bag: Yoga/Meditation Why Bother? (new)
  • Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports
  • Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life April 16 (Date change)
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team (Updated)
  • Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16
  • 2015-2016 Work Study Position Request
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • LIFE Program
  • Orphan Train – Book Club for March
  • Honorary Degree Nominations
  • Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington
  • Study Abroad Course in Belize
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • ALPFA Symposium
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015 (new)
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

 Spring Break Hours & Food Court Vendor Status

The Food Court will be closed for spring break from March 23 -27.

The vendors will reopen on March 30.

For spring break, Barnes & Noble and RechargeU will be OPEN. Their hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday   8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday          8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Upgrading Gravel Parking Lot at SCWT

NWACC will be upgrading the gravel parking lot at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies beginning Monday. The project is expected to take about  4 days.

Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) Spring Break Hours are as follows:

Burns Hall Computer Lab will be closed March 21 and open March 23-27, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Tutoring Center will be closed March 21-27. Both the Tutoring Center and Computer Lab will be open regular hours on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Tutoring services at the Washington County Center will be closed Spring Break.

Regular semester hours will resume March 30.

Library Spring Break Hours

The library will be CLOSED the first weekend of Spring Break, Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22.

The library will be OPEN Monday-Thursday, March 23-26, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The library will be OPEN Friday, March 27, from 8 a.m.-12 noon.

The library will be CLOSED on Saturday, March 28, and OPEN Sunday, March 29,  from 1-5 p.m. The majority of our resources are available via the library website.

Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff

Learn how to utilize Degree Works to help with advising students.

  • Run audits
  • Build academic plans for degree completion
  • Run what-if scenarios for major changes
  • Calculate GPA

Click on the training session you would like to attend and submit your name and Id number. You must sign up two days prior to each session in order to attend.

Wednesday 3/18/2015 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Friday 3/27/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Friday 3/27/2015 1:30pm to 3:30pm

For more information contact Brooke Holt at 619-4298 or Janie Todd at 619-3120. (March 27)

Call For Golden Eagle Nominations

Do you know a student who is actively involved in student clubs/organizations or in the community? Does this student also show personal growth and development perhaps by taking on leadership roles? Does this student demonstrate a commitment to his or her education? Does this student plan on continuing at NWACC for at least one semester in the 2015-16 academic year? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, this student may be eligible for the Golden Eagle Award!

Please review the attached criteria for nomination and selection before submitting your nomination on the attached form. There will be two more Golden Eagle Award recipients for this academic year (March and April). To be considered for the April award, nominations must be received by noon on Friday, March 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Franklin at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu. (March 27)

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Brown Bag: Yoga/Meditation Why Bother?

Presented by: Pat Michaelis-Talbott, Owner of It’z OK Yoga Studio in Little Flock and Yoga Instructor for 12 years

What: Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to bring their lunch and explore answers to the following: Have you wondered what the fuss is all about? What is it good for? Should you try it? Hype or life changing? Pat will discuss the benefits and side effects and lead participants in a few Yoga poses and meditation techniques

When: March 31, 11 a.m.-noon

Where: Student Center 108

Sponsored by the NWACC Wellness Spring Series! 

Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a discussion with administration regarding sports at NWACC. The discussion will take place on Thursday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 A&B.

Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life- April 16

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 108 A and B of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A free cholesterol screening is included. Contact Becky Hudson to sign up at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign up. Come out and help save a life. A related flier is attached.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.
  • Be one of the first 5 members and your registration fee will be sponsored by Dr. Ricky Tompkins. if you would like to register please email me right away to let me know and I will give you a code to bypass the payment if you are one of the first 5.
  • Learner Services will also be sponsoring 5 participants. It is also on a first-come basis.

To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box. For more information, contact team captain Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16

It’s that time of year to request promotional items as a part of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Attached are a related memo and a related request form template.

2015-2016 Work Study Position Request

It is time again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2015-16 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.

If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection

  • Employee
  • My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for “Request a Work Study Position” Deadline to request positions is April 17.

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

LIFE Program

Do you know what the LIFE program is?

Take a few minutes to watch this video to learn what we are doing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviaI6JD7BY

Applications are available (attached) for our summer program that will take place June 16, 17, and 18! (March 31)

Orphan Train – Book Club for March

Join us to discuss Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train Tuesday, March 31, 3-4, in BH 2243.

Copies are available in the bookstore and schesne@nwacc.edu has a few copies to loan. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more (March 31)

Honorary Degree Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 NWACC Honorary Associate Degree.  We invite you to complete and submit the attached nomination form by Monday, March 30.

You also can find additional information at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/presidentsoffice/honorary-degree-nomination-form

Please send completed nomination forms to Miranda Smith, Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, at msmith28@nwacc.edu. (March 30)

Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington

Come join us in learning how to “redefine success and properly manage time” with Arianna Huffington and her video broadcast “Thrive”.

Arianna Huffington, Pulitzer Prize winner, is the founder, president, and editor-in chief of The Huffington Post. She has been awarded New York Times best-selling author with “Thrive” so this broadcast is an event you don’t want to miss!

Live event was March 17. Replay event is April 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Study Abroad Course in Belize

NWACC’s Dr. Jacques Hill is leading a University of Arkansas study abroad course to Belize from May 11 to June 6 of 2015. NWACC students are invited to enroll. The course is a Community Development Course with an Ecology emphasis. The course will provide students with community service hours.

Participants will conduct biodiversity inventories in rainforests and mangroves, explore barrier islands, and work in local grades schools to educate children on environmental issues such as beach erosion, biodiversity, and water quality. Students will also go snorkeling on Caye Caulker and explore Mayan Ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio. Students will receive 6 UA credits. Please contact Dr. Hill if you are interested in going: jhill5@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached. (March 31)

Developmental Math Workshops for Spring

Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra level Workshops for Spring 2015

Attached is a schedule for the spring 2015 workshops designed for developmental level math and algebra courses. Although these workshops have a targeted level for the most part, any level student is welcome who needs to work on the topic (at the targeted level).

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

ALPFA Symposium

ALPFA is hosting an event on April 17 that is aimed at helping students choose a pathway to success.

This event is open to all NWACC students and will include a leadership panel, breakout sessions with professionals, lunch, and a career fair that will help students find their path to success.

A related flier is attached. (April 17)

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Thursday, April 2: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (open related flier)  Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noonShewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
  • Monday, April 6: Missouri State University – Springfield, MO Location: Transfer Desk—9:30 to 1:00
  • Monday, April 6: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Transfer Center, Suite 235—9:00 to 1:00
  • Monday, April 6: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—noon to 2:00;  Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 14: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
  • Wednesday, April 15: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Location: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to noon)
  • Thursday, April 16: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 21: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—10:00 to 1:00; Transfer Desk—1:30 to 4:00)
  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00)

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 24, 2015

  •  Spring Break Hours & Food Court Vendor Status (TODAY)
  • Upgrading Gravel Parking Lot at SCWT (TODAY)
  • Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours
  • Library Spring Break Hours
  • Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff (Note: Friday is last day)
  • Call For Golden Eagle Nominations (Friday is deadline)
  • Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports
  • Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life April 16 (Date change)
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team (Updated)
  • Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16
  • 2015-2016 Work Study Position Request
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • LIFE Program
  • Orphan Train – Book Club for March
  • Honorary Degree Nominations
  • Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington
  • Study Abroad Course in Belize
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • ALPFA Symposium
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

 Spring Break Hours & Food Court Vendor Status

The Food Court will be closed for spring break from March 23 -27.

The vendors will reopen on March 30.

For spring break, Barnes & Noble and RechargeU will be OPEN. Their hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday   8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday          8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Upgrading Gravel Parking Lot at SCWT

NWACC will be upgrading the gravel parking lot at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies beginning Monday. The project is expected to take about  4 days.

Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) Spring Break Hours are as follows:

Burns Hall Computer Lab will be closed March 21 and open March 23-27, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Tutoring Center will be closed March 21-27. Both the Tutoring Center and Computer Lab will be open regular hours on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Tutoring services at the Washington County Center will be closed Spring Break.

Regular semester hours will resume March 30.

Library Spring Break Hours

The library will be CLOSED the first weekend of Spring Break, Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22.

The library will be OPEN Monday-Thursday, March 23-26, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The library will be OPEN Friday, March 27, from 8 a.m.-12 noon.

The library will be CLOSED on Saturday, March 28, and OPEN Sunday, March 29,  from 1-5 p.m. The majority of our resources are available via the library website.

Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff

Learn how to utilize Degree Works to help with advising students.

  • Run audits
  • Build academic plans for degree completion
  • Run what-if scenarios for major changes
  • Calculate GPA

Click on the training session you would like to attend and submit your name and Id number. You must sign up two days prior to each session in order to attend.

Wednesday 3/18/2015 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Friday 3/27/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Friday 3/27/2015 1:30pm to 3:30pm

For more information contact Brooke Holt at 619-4298 or Janie Todd at 619-3120. (March 27)

Call For Golden Eagle Nominations

Do you know a student who is actively involved in student clubs/organizations or in the community? Does this student also show personal growth and development perhaps by taking on leadership roles? Does this student demonstrate a commitment to his or her education? Does this student plan on continuing at NWACC for at least one semester in the 2015-16 academic year? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, this student may be eligible for the Golden Eagle Award!

Please review the attached criteria for nomination and selection before submitting your nomination on the attached form. There will be two more Golden Eagle Award recipients for this academic year (March and April). To be considered for the April award, nominations must be received by noon on Friday, March 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Franklin at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu. (March 27)

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a discussion with administration regarding sports at NWACC. The discussion will take place on Thursday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 A&B.

Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life- April 16

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 108 A and B of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A free cholesterol screening is included. Contact Becky Hudson to sign up at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign up. Come out and help save a life. A related flier is attached.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.
  • Be one of the first 5 members and your registration fee will be sponsored by Dr. Ricky Tompkins. if you would like to register please email me right away to let me know and I will give you a code to bypass the payment if you are one of the first 5.
  • Learner Services will also be sponsoring 5 participants. It is also on a first-come basis.

To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box. For more information, contact team captain Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16

It’s that time of year to request promotional items as a part of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Attached are a related memo and a related request form template.

2015-2016 Work Study Position Request

It is time again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2015-16 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.

If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection

  • Employee
  • My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for “Request a Work Study Position” Deadline to request positions is April 17.

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

LIFE Program

Do you know what the LIFE program is?

Take a few minutes to watch this video to learn what we are doing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviaI6JD7BY

Applications are available (attached) for our summer program that will take place June 16, 17, and 18! (March 31)

Orphan Train – Book Club for March

Join us to discuss Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train Tuesday, March 31, 3-4, in BH 2243.

Copies are available in the bookstore and schesne@nwacc.edu has a few copies to loan. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more (March 31)

Honorary Degree Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 NWACC Honorary Associate Degree.  We invite you to complete and submit the attached nomination form by Monday, March 30.

You also can find additional information at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/presidentsoffice/honorary-degree-nomination-form

Please send completed nomination forms to Miranda Smith, Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, at msmith28@nwacc.edu. (March 30)

Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington

Come join us in learning how to “redefine success and properly manage time” with Arianna Huffington and her video broadcast “Thrive”.

Arianna Huffington, Pulitzer Prize winner, is the founder, president, and editor-in chief of The Huffington Post. She has been awarded New York Times best-selling author with “Thrive” so this broadcast is an event you don’t want to miss!

Live event was March 17. Replay event is April 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Study Abroad Course in Belize

NWACC’s Dr. Jacques Hill is leading a University of Arkansas study abroad course to Belize from May 11 to June 6 of 2015. NWACC students are invited to enroll. The course is a Community Development Course with an Ecology emphasis. The course will provide students with community service hours.

Participants will conduct biodiversity inventories in rainforests and mangroves, explore barrier islands, and work in local grades schools to educate children on environmental issues such as beach erosion, biodiversity, and water quality. Students will also go snorkeling on Caye Caulker and explore Mayan Ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio. Students will receive 6 UA credits. Please contact Dr. Hill if you are interested in going: jhill5@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached. (March 31)

Developmental Math Workshops for Spring

Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra level Workshops for Spring 2015

Attached is a schedule for the spring 2015 workshops designed for developmental level math and algebra courses. Although these workshops have a targeted level for the most part, any level student is welcome who needs to work on the topic (at the targeted level).

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

ALPFA Symposium

ALPFA is hosting an event on April 17 that is aimed at helping students choose a pathway to success.

This event is open to all NWACC students and will include a leadership panel, breakout sessions with professionals, lunch, and a career fair that will help students find their path to success.

A related flier is attached. (April 17)

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Thursday, April 2: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (open related flier)  Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noonShewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
  • Monday, April 6: Missouri State University – Springfield, MO Location: Transfer Desk—9:30 to 1:00
  • Monday, April 6: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Transfer Center, Suite 235—9:00 to 1:00
  • Monday, April 6: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—noon to 2:00;  Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 14: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
  • Wednesday, April 15: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Location: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to noon)
  • Thursday, April 16: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 21: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—10:00 to 1:00; Transfer Desk—1:30 to 4:00)
  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00)

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 23, 2015

  •  Spring Break Hours & Food Court Vendor Status (TODAY)
  • Upgrading Gravel Parking Lot at SCWT (TODAY)
  • Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours
  • Library Spring Break Hours
  • Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff (Note: Friday is last day)
  • Call For Golden Eagle Nominations (Friday is deadline)
  • Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports
  • Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life April 16 (Date change)
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team (Updated)
  • Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16
  • 2015-2016 Work Study Position Request
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • LIFE Program
  • Orphan Train – Book Club for March
  • Honorary Degree Nominations
  • Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington
  • Study Abroad Course in Belize
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • ALPFA Symposium
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015 (new)
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

 Spring Break Hours & Food Court Vendor Status

The Food Court will be closed for spring break from March 23 -27.

The vendors will reopen on March 30.

For spring break, Barnes & Noble and RechargeU will be OPEN. Their hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday   8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday          8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Upgrading Gravel Parking Lot at SCWT

NWACC will be upgrading the gravel parking lot at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies beginning Monday. The project is expected to take about  4 days.

Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) Spring Break Hours are as follows:

Burns Hall Computer Lab will be closed March 21 and open March 23-27, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Tutoring Center will be closed March 21-27. Both the Tutoring Center and Computer Lab will be open regular hours on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Tutoring services at the Washington County Center will be closed Spring Break.

Regular semester hours will resume March 30.

Library Spring Break Hours

The library will be CLOSED the first weekend of Spring Break, Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22.

The library will be OPEN Monday-Thursday, March 23-26, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The library will be OPEN Friday, March 27, from 8 a.m.-12 noon.

The library will be CLOSED on Saturday, March 28, and OPEN Sunday, March 29,  from 1-5 p.m. The majority of our resources are available via the library website.

Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff

Learn how to utilize Degree Works to help with advising students.

  • Run audits
  • Build academic plans for degree completion
  • Run what-if scenarios for major changes
  • Calculate GPA

Click on the training session you would like to attend and submit your name and Id number. You must sign up two days prior to each session in order to attend.

Wednesday 3/18/2015 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Friday 3/27/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Friday 3/27/2015 1:30pm to 3:30pm

For more information contact Brooke Holt at 619-4298 or Janie Todd at 619-3120. (March 27)

Call For Golden Eagle Nominations

Do you know a student who is actively involved in student clubs/organizations or in the community? Does this student also show personal growth and development perhaps by taking on leadership roles? Does this student demonstrate a commitment to his or her education? Does this student plan on continuing at NWACC for at least one semester in the 2015-16 academic year? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, this student may be eligible for the Golden Eagle Award!

Please review the attached criteria for nomination and selection before submitting your nomination on the attached form. There will be two more Golden Eagle Award recipients for this academic year (March and April). To be considered for the April award, nominations must be received by noon on Friday, March 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Franklin at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu. (March 27)

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a discussion with administration regarding sports at NWACC. The discussion will take place on Thursday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 A&B.

Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life- April 16

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 108 A and B of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A free cholesterol screening is included. Contact Becky Hudson to sign up at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign up. Come out and help save a life. A related flier is attached.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.
  • Be one of the first 5 members and your registration fee will be sponsored by Dr. Ricky Tompkins. if you would like to register please email me right away to let me know and I will give you a code to bypass the payment if you are one of the first 5.
  • Learner Services will also be sponsoring 5 participants. It is also on a first-come basis.

To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box. For more information, contact team captain Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16

It’s that time of year to request promotional items as a part of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Attached are a related memo and a related request form template.

2015-2016 Work Study Position Request

It is time again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2015-16 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.

If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection

  • Employee
  • My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for “Request a Work Study Position” Deadline to request positions is April 17.

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

LIFE Program

Do you know what the LIFE program is?

Take a few minutes to watch this video to learn what we are doing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviaI6JD7BY

Applications are available (attached) for our summer program that will take place June 16, 17, and 18! (March 31)

Orphan Train – Book Club for March

Join us to discuss Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train Tuesday, March 31, 3-4, in BH 2243.

Copies are available in the bookstore and schesne@nwacc.edu has a few copies to loan. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more (March 31)

Honorary Degree Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 NWACC Honorary Associate Degree.  We invite you to complete and submit the attached nomination form by Monday, March 30.

You also can find additional information at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/presidentsoffice/honorary-degree-nomination-form

Please send completed nomination forms to Miranda Smith, Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, at msmith28@nwacc.edu. (March 30)

Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington

Come join us in learning how to “redefine success and properly manage time” with Arianna Huffington and her video broadcast “Thrive”.

Arianna Huffington, Pulitzer Prize winner, is the founder, president, and editor-in chief of The Huffington Post. She has been awarded New York Times best-selling author with “Thrive” so this broadcast is an event you don’t want to miss!

Live event was March 17. Replay event is April 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Study Abroad Course in Belize

NWACC’s Dr. Jacques Hill is leading a University of Arkansas study abroad course to Belize from May 11 to June 6 of 2015. NWACC students are invited to enroll. The course is a Community Development Course with an Ecology emphasis. The course will provide students with community service hours.

Participants will conduct biodiversity inventories in rainforests and mangroves, explore barrier islands, and work in local grades schools to educate children on environmental issues such as beach erosion, biodiversity, and water quality. Students will also go snorkeling on Caye Caulker and explore Mayan Ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio. Students will receive 6 UA credits. Please contact Dr. Hill if you are interested in going: jhill5@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached. (March 31)

Developmental Math Workshops for Spring

Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra level Workshops for Spring 2015

Attached is a schedule for the spring 2015 workshops designed for developmental level math and algebra courses. Although these workshops have a targeted level for the most part, any level student is welcome who needs to work on the topic (at the targeted level).

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

ALPFA Symposium

ALPFA is hosting an event on April 17 that is aimed at helping students choose a pathway to success.

This event is open to all NWACC students and will include a leadership panel, breakout sessions with professionals, lunch, and a career fair that will help students find their path to success.

A related flier is attached. (April 17)

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Thursday, April 2: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (open related flier)  Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noonShewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
  • Monday, April 6: Missouri State University – Springfield, MO Location: Transfer Desk—9:30 to 1:00
  • Monday, April 6: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Transfer Center, Suite 235—9:00 to 1:00
  • Monday, April 6: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—noon to 2:00;  Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 14: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
  • Wednesday, April 15: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Location: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to noon)
  • Thursday, April 16: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 21: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—10:00 to 1:00; Transfer Desk—1:30 to 4:00)
  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00)

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 20, 2015

  • Reading and Writing Workshops Slated This Week (TODAY)
  • Barnes & Noble Closed Friday (TODAY)
  • Spring Fling Dance (TODAY)
  • Wal-Mart Job Fair (TODAY)
  • Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours
  • Library Spring Break Hours
  • Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports
  • Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life April 16 (Date change)
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team (Updated)
  • Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16
  • 2015-2016 Work Study Position Request
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • LIFE Program
  • Orphan Train – Book Club for March
  • Honorary Degree Nominations
  • Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington
  • Study Abroad Course in Belize
  • Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • ALPFA Symposium
  • Call For Golden Eagle Nominations
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Reading and Writing Workshops Slated This Week

Basic Writing: Verbs — Tense and Voice

  • Friday (March 20) 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Workshop: Reading Literature Closely and How the Internet Can Help

  • Friday (March 20) 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Barnes & Noble Friday Hours

Barnes & Noble Bookstore will be closed on Friday, March 20, for inventory.

Spring Fling Dance

Wanna Be Hipster – Join NWACC students on Friday, March 20, at the WalMart Auditorium, Shewmaker Center, from 6:30-8:30, for a hip swinging good time – Line Dance, Swing, and Freestyle! Clean fun for all!

Wal-Mart Job Fair

A Wal-Mart job fair will be held Friday, March 20, at the Global People Center (720 SW E St. Bentonville) from 8:00-3:00. Many positions are available. Some entry level full-time positions starting at $12 plus per hour in the Human Resources call center. Polish up that resume, dress professionally and good luck! Please let students who may be interested know.

Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) Spring Break Hours are as follows:

Burns Hall Computer Lab will be closed March 21 and open March 23-27, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Tutoring Center will be closed March 21-27. Both the Tutoring Center and Computer Lab will be open regular hours on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Tutoring services at the Washington County Center will be closed Spring Break.

Regular semester hours will resume March 30.

Library Spring Break Hours

The library will be CLOSED the first weekend of Spring Break, Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22.

The library will be OPEN Monday-Thursday, March 23-26, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The library will be OPEN Friday, March 27, from 8 a.m.-12 noon.

The library will be CLOSED on Saturday, March 28, and OPEN Sunday, March 29,  from 1-5 p.m. The majority of our resources are available via the library website.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a discussion with administration regarding sports at NWACC. The discussion will take place on Thursday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 A&B.

Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life- April 16

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 108 A and B of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A free cholesterol screening is included. Contact Becky Hudson to sign up at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign up. Come out and help save a life. A related flier is attached.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.
  • Be one of the first 5 members and your registration fee will be sponsored by Dr. Ricky Tompkins. if you would like to register please email me right away to let me know and I will give you a code to bypass the payment if you are one of the first 5.
  • Learner Services will also be sponsoring 5 participants. It is also on a first-come basis.

To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box. For more information, contact team captain Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16

It’s that time of year to request promotional items as a part of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Attached are a related memo and a related request form template.

2015-2016 Work Study Position Request

It is time again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2015-16 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.

If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection

  • Employee
  • My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for “Request a Work Study Position” Deadline to request positions is April 17.

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

LIFE Program

Do you know what the LIFE program is?

Take a few minutes to watch this video to learn what we are doing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviaI6JD7BY

Applications are available (attached) for our summer program that will take place June 16, 17, and 18! (March 31)

Orphan Train – Book Club for March

Join us to discuss Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train Tuesday, March 31, 3-4, in BH 2243.

Copies are available in the bookstore and schesne@nwacc.edu has a few copies to loan. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more (March 31)

Honorary Degree Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 NWACC Honorary Associate Degree.  We invite you to complete and submit the attached nomination form by Monday, March 30.

You also can find additional information at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/presidentsoffice/honorary-degree-nomination-form

Please send completed nomination forms to Miranda Smith, Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, at msmith28@nwacc.edu. (March 30)

Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington

Come join us in learning how to “redefine success and properly manage time” with Arianna Huffington and her video broadcast “Thrive”.

Arianna Huffington, Pulitzer Prize winner, is the founder, president, and editor-in chief of The Huffington Post. She has been awarded New York Times best-selling author with “Thrive” so this broadcast is an event you don’t want to miss!

Live event was March 17. Replay event is April 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Study Abroad Course in Belize

NWACC’s Dr. Jacques Hill is leading a University of Arkansas study abroad course to Belize from May 11 to June 6 of 2015. NWACC students are invited to enroll. The course is a Community Development Course with an Ecology emphasis. The course will provide students with community service hours.

Participants will conduct biodiversity inventories in rainforests and mangroves, explore barrier islands, and work in local grades schools to educate children on environmental issues such as beach erosion, biodiversity, and water quality. Students will also go snorkeling on Caye Caulker and explore Mayan Ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio. Students will receive 6 UA credits. Please contact Dr. Hill if you are interested in going: jhill5@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached. (March 31)

Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff

Learn how to utilize Degree Works to help with advising students.

  • Run audits
  • Build academic plans for degree completion
  • Run what-if scenarios for major changes
  • Calculate GPA

Click on the training session you would like to attend and submit your name and Id number. You must sign up two days prior to each session in order to attend.

Wednesday 3/18/2015 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Friday 3/27/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Friday 3/27/2015 1:30pm to 3:30pm

For more information contact Brooke Holt at 619-4298 or Janie Todd at 619-3120. (March 27)

Developmental Math Workshops for Spring

Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra level Workshops for Spring 2015

Attached is a schedule for the spring 2015 workshops designed for developmental level math and algebra courses. Although these workshops have a targeted level for the most part, any level student is welcome who needs to work on the topic (at the targeted level).

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

ALPFA Symposium

ALPFA is hosting an event on April 17 that is aimed at helping students choose a pathway to success.

This event is open to all NWACC students and will include a leadership panel, breakout sessions with professionals, lunch, and a career fair that will help students find their path to success.

A related flier is attached. (April 17)

Call For Golden Eagle Nominations

Do you know a student who is actively involved in student clubs/organizations or in the community? Does this student also show personal growth and development perhaps by taking on leadership roles? Does this student demonstrate a commitment to his or her education? Does this student plan on continuing at NWACC for at least one semester in the 2015-16 academic year? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, this student may be eligible for the Golden Eagle Award!

Please review the attached criteria for nomination and selection before submitting your nomination on the attached form. There will be two more Golden Eagle Award recipients for this academic year (March and April). To be considered for the April award, nominations must be received by noon on Friday, March 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Franklin at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu. (March 27)

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 19, 2015

  • Library Workshops for Students, Faculty, & Staff THIS WEEK (TODAY)
  • Reading and Writing Workshops Slated This Week (TODAY)
  • Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours
  • Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16
  • C. Myron Flippin Voice Recital (TODAY)
  • Library Spring Break Hours
  • Barnes & Noble Friday Hours (updated)
  • Spring Fling Dance
  • Wal-Mart Job Fair (new)
  • Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports (new)
  • Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life March 31 (new)
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team (new)
  • 2015-2016 Work Study Position Request
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • LIFE Program
  • Orphan Train – Book Club for March
  • Honorary Degree Nominations
  • Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington
  • Study Abroad Course in Belize
  • Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • ALPFA Symposium
  • Call For Golden Eagle Nominations
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Library Workshops for Students, Faculty, & Staff THIS WEEK

All are invited to build research skills and learn more about library resources on Mondays and Thursdays in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310 inside the library).

Library Workshops this week include:

  • Thursday, March 19, at 12 p.m.: Library Website 101

For workshop descriptions and the full spring schedule, check out the attached flyer or www.nwacc.edu/web/library/workshops.

A related flier is attached.

Reading and Writing Workshops Slated This Week

Basic Writing: Verbs — Tense and Voice

  • Wednesday (March 18) 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday (March 19) 3 p.m. BH 1004
  • Friday (March 20) 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Workshop: Reading Literature Closely and How the Internet Can Help

  • Friday (March 20) 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) Spring Break Hours are as follows:

Burns Hall Computer Lab will be closed March 21 and open March 23-27, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Tutoring Center will be closed March 21-27. Both the Tutoring Center and Computer Lab will be open regular hours on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Tutoring services at the Washington County Center will be closed Spring Break.

Regular semester hours will resume March 30.

C. Myron Flippin Voice Recital

Northwest Arkansas Community College invites students, faculty and the public to the first spring event sponsored by the Department of Music. NWACC Professor C. Myron Flippin, bass/baritone,will perform on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

Pianist Dr. Linda Beckman will accompany at this free event.

For more information, contact Rene Garcia-Oliver at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or call 479-631-1558.

Library Spring Break Hours

The library will be CLOSED the first weekend of Spring Break, Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22.

The library will be OPEN Monday-Thursday, March 23-26, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The library will be OPEN Friday, March 27, from 8 a.m.-12 noon.

The library will be CLOSED on Saturday, March 28, and OPEN Sunday, March 29,  from 1-5 p.m. The majority of our resources are available via the library website.

Barnes & Noble Friday Hours

Barnes & Noble Bookstore will be closed on Friday, March 20, for inventory.

Spring Fling Dance

Wanna Be Hipster – Join NWACC students on Friday, March 20, at the WalMart Auditorium, Shewmaker Center, from 6:30-8:30, for a hip swinging good time – Line Dance, Swing, and Freestyle! Clean fun for all!

Wal-Mart Job Fair

A Wal-Mart job fair will be held Friday, March 20, at the Global People Center ( 720 SW E St. Bentonville) from 8:00-3:00. Many positions are available. Some entry level full-time positions starting at $12 plus per hour in the Human Resources call center. Polish up that resume, dress professionally and good luck! Please let students who may be interested know.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a discussion with administration regarding sports at NWACC. The discussion will take place on Thursday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 A&B.

Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life- April 16

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 108 A and B of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A free cholesterol screening is included. Contact Becky Hudson to sign up at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign up. Come out and help save a life. A related flier is attached.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.
  • Be one of the first 5 members and your registration fee will be sponsored by Dr. Ricky Tompkins. if you would like to register please email me right away to let me know and I will give you a code to bypass the payment if you are one of the first 5.
  • To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box. For more information, contact team captain Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16

It’s that time of year to request promotional items as a part of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Attached are a related memo and a related request form template.

2015-2016 Work Study Position Request

It is time again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2015-16 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.

If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection

  • Employee
  • My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for “Request a Work Study Position” Deadline to request positions is April 17.

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

LIFE Program

Do you know what the LIFE program is?

Take a few minutes to watch this video to learn what we are doing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviaI6JD7BY

Applications are available (attached) for our summer program that will take place June 16, 17, and 18! (March 31)

Orphan Train – Book Club for March

Join us to discuss Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train Tuesday, March 31, 3-4, in BH 2243.

Copies are available in the bookstore and schesne@nwacc.edu has a few copies to loan. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more (March 31)

Honorary Degree Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 NWACC Honorary Associate Degree.  We invite you to complete and submit the attached nomination form by Monday, March 30.

You also can find additional information at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/presidentsoffice/honorary-degree-nomination-form

Please send completed nomination forms to Miranda Smith, Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, at msmith28@nwacc.edu. (March 30)

Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington

Come join us in learning how to “redefine success and properly manage time” with Arianna Huffington and her video broadcast “Thrive”.

Arianna Huffington, Pulitzer Prize winner, is the founder, president, and editor-in chief of The Huffington Post. She has been awarded New York Times best-selling author with “Thrive” so this broadcast is an event you don’t want to miss!

Live event was March 17. Replay event is April 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Study Abroad Course in Belize

NWACC’s Dr. Jacques Hill is leading a University of Arkansas study abroad course to Belize from May 11 to June 6 of 2015. NWACC students are invited to enroll. The course is a Community Development Course with an Ecology emphasis. The course will provide students with community service hours.

Participants will conduct biodiversity inventories in rainforests and mangroves, explore barrier islands, and work in local grades schools to educate children on environmental issues such as beach erosion, biodiversity, and water quality. Students will also go snorkeling on Caye Caulker and explore Mayan Ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio. Students will receive 6 UA credits. Please contact Dr. Hill if you are interested in going: jhill5@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached. (March 31)

Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff

Learn how to utilize Degree Works to help with advising students.

  • Run audits
  • Build academic plans for degree completion
  • Run what-if scenarios for major changes
  • Calculate GPA

Click on the training session you would like to attend and submit your name and Id number. You must sign up two days prior to each session in order to attend.

Wednesday 3/18/2015 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Friday 3/27/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Friday 3/27/2015 1:30pm to 3:30pm

For more information contact Brooke Holt at 619-4298 or Janie Todd at 619-3120. (March 27)

Developmental Math Workshops for Spring

Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra level Workshops for Spring 2015

Attached is a schedule for the spring 2015 workshops designed for developmental level math and algebra courses. Although these workshops have a targeted level for the most part, any level student is welcome who needs to work on the topic (at the targeted level).

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

ALPFA Symposium

ALPFA is hosting an event on April 17 that is aimed at helping students choose a pathway to success.

This event is open to all NWACC students and will include a leadership panel, breakout sessions with professionals, lunch, and a career fair that will help students find their path to success.

A related flier is attached. (April 17)

Call For Golden Eagle Nominations

Do you know a student who is actively involved in student clubs/organizations or in the community? Does this student also show personal growth and development perhaps by taking on leadership roles? Does this student demonstrate a commitment to his or her education? Does this student plan on continuing at NWACC for at least one semester in the 2015-16 academic year? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, this student may be eligible for the Golden Eagle Award!

Please review the attached criteria for nomination and selection before submitting your nomination on the attached form. There will be two more Golden Eagle Award recipients for this academic year (March and April). To be considered for the April award, nominations must be received by noon on Friday, March 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Franklin at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu. (March 27)

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 18, 2015

  • Barnes & Noble T-shirt Sale (TODAY)
  • Library Workshops for Students, Faculty, & Staff THIS WEEK
  • Reading and Writing Workshops Slated This Week (TODAY)
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance (TODAY)
  • Information Session on March 18 at 12 Noon (TODAY)
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness Events (TODAY)
  • Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours (new)
  • Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington
  • Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16 (new)
  • C. Myron Flippin Voice Recital
  • Library Spring Break Hours
  • Speaker Broadcast Debbi Fields Rescheduling (TODAY)
  • Spring Fling Dance (new)
  • 2015-2016 Work Study Position Request
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • LIFE Program
  • Orphan Train – Book Club for March
  • Honorary Degree Nominations
  • Study Abroad Course in Belize
  • Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff (TODAY)
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—MARCH 2015
  • ALPFA Symposium (new)
  • Call For Golden Eagle Nominations
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications
  • NWACC in the News (2 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Barnes & Noble T-shirt Sale

Barnes & Noble Bookstore will offer buy one, get one 50% off T-shirts on Wednesday, March 18.  The bookstore will be closed on Friday, March 20, for inventory.

Library Workshops for Students, Faculty, & Staff THIS WEEK

All are invited to build research skills and learn more about library resources on Mondays and Thursdays in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310 inside the library).

Library Workshops this week include:

  • Monday, March 16, at 1:30 p.m.: Open Textbooks
  • Thursday, March 19, at 12 p.m.: Library Website 101

For workshop descriptions and the full spring schedule, check out the attached flyer or www.nwacc.edu/web/library/workshops.

A related flier is attached.

Reading and Writing Workshops Slated This Week

Basic Writing: Verbs — Tense and Voice

  • Wednesday (March 18) 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday (March 19) 3 p.m. BH 1004
  • Friday (March 20) 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Workshop: Reading Literature Closely and How the Internet Can Help

  • Friday (March 20) 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Transfer Visits at a Glance

  • Wednesday, March 18— John Brown University – Rogers Campus Location: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00 & Transfer Desk—11:00 to 1:00 (Open related flier)

Information Session on March 18 at 12 Noon 

Just a reminder there will be an information session at 12 noon Wednesday, March 18, in White Auditorium, for those of you with questions about how the Deans’ assessment will be administered this spring.

Jason Degn and Beverly Hill will provide information and address questions regarding the software to be used and the role of HR in the process.

The library will also be recording the session should you not be able to attend and want to do so later.

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Events

Next week is Spring Break and statistics prove that drug and alcohol related accidents increase significantly during spring break.

NWACC SAAB has partnered with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office to bring you Drug and Alcohol Awareness on March 17 and 18 from 10:00 – 2:00.

Activities will include driving a 4 -wheeler through an obstacle course while wearing “Drunk Goggles”, field sobriety testing while wearing same goggles, representatives from MADD, the NWA Women’s Shelter, and the Rape Crisis Center, informational pieces and videos.

The obstacle course and field sobriety events will take place on the lawn north of the Student Center and all other events will take place in the SC lobby.

For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Academic Success Center Spring Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) Spring Break Hours are as follows:

Burns Hall Computer Lab will be closed March 21 and open March 23-27, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Tutoring Center will be closed March 21-27. Both the Tutoring Center and Computer Lab will be open regular hours on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Tutoring services at the Washington County Center will be closed Spring Break.

Regular semester hours will resume March 30.

Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington

Come join us in learning how to “redefine success and properly manage time” with Arianna Huffington and her video broadcast “Thrive”.

Arianna Huffington, Pulitzer Prize winner, is the founder, president, and editor-in chief of The Huffington Post. She has been awarded New York Times best-selling author with “Thrive” so this broadcast is an event you don’t want to miss!

Live event is March 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Replay event is April 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in SC room 108

A related flier is attached.

C. Myron Flippin Voice Recital

Northwest Arkansas Community College invites students, faculty and the public to the first spring event sponsored by the Department of Music. NWACC Professor C. Myron Flippin, bass/baritone,will perform on Thursday March 19, at 7 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

Pianist Dr. Linda Beckman will accompany at this free event.

For more information, contact Rene Garcia-Oliver at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or call 479-631-1558.

Library Spring Break Hours

The library will be CLOSED the first weekend of Spring Break, Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22.

The library will be OPEN Monday-Thursday, March 23-26, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The library will be OPEN Friday, March 27, from 8 a.m.-12 noon.

The library will be CLOSED on Saturday, March 28, and OPEN Sunday, March 29,  from 1-5 p.m. The majority of our resources are available via the library website.

Speaker Broadcast Debbi Fields Rescheduling

Thanks to the snow day, the replay of the Debbi Fields Speaker Event “My Recipe for Success” has been rescheduled for March 18, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Room 108. Come see why “good enough, is never enough!”

Spring Fling Dance

Wanna Be Hipster – Join NWACC students on Friday, March 20, at the WalMart Auditorium, Shewmaker Center, from 6:30-8:30, for a hip swinging good time – Line Dance, Swing, and Freestyle! Clean fun for all!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16

It’s that time of year to request promotional items as a part of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Attached are a related memo and a related request form template.

2015-2016 Work Study Position Request

It is time again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2015-16 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.

If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection

  • Employee
  • My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for “Request a Work Study Position” Deadline to request positions is April 17.

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

LIFE Program

Do you know what the LIFE program is?

Take a few minutes to watch this video to learn what we are doing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviaI6JD7BY

Applications are available (attached) for our summer program that will take place June 16, 17, and 18!

Orphan Train – Book Club for March

Join us to discuss Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train Tuesday, March 31, 3-4, in BH 2243.

Copies are available in the bookstore and schesne@nwacc.edu has a few copies to loan. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more

Honorary Degree Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 NWACC Honorary Associate Degree.  We invite you to complete and submit the attached nomination form by Monday, March 30.

You also can find additional information at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/presidentsoffice/honorary-degree-nomination-form

Please send completed nomination forms to Miranda Smith, Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, at msmith28@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad Course in Belize

NWACC’s Dr. Jacques Hill is leading a University of Arkansas study abroad course to Belize from May 11 to June 6 of 2015. NWACC students are invited to enroll. The course is a Community Development Course with an Ecology emphasis. The course will provide students with community service hours.

Participants will conduct biodiversity inventories in rainforests and mangroves, explore barrier islands, and work in local grades schools to educate children on environmental issues such as beach erosion, biodiversity, and water quality. Students will also go snorkeling on Caye Caulker and explore Mayan Ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio. Students will receive 6 UA credits. Please contact Dr. Hill if you are interested in going: jhill5@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff

Learn how to utilize Degree Works to help with advising students.

  • Run audits
  • Build academic plans for degree completion
  • Run what-if scenarios for major changes
  • Calculate GPA

Click on the training session you would like to attend and submit your name and Id number. You must sign up two days prior to each session in order to attend.

Wednesday 3/18/2015 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Friday 3/27/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Friday 3/27/2015 1:30pm to 3:30pm

For more information contact Brooke Holt at 619-4298 or Janie Todd at 619-3120.

Developmental Math Workshops for Spring

Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra level Workshops for Spring 2015

Attached is a schedule for the spring 2015 workshops designed for developmental level math and algebra courses. Although these workshops have a targeted level for the most part, any level student is welcome who needs to work on the topic (at the targeted level).

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

Transfer Visits at a Glance—MARCH 2015

Transfer Opportunities

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

Wednesday, March 18— John Brown University – Rogers Campus Location: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00 & Transfer Desk—11:00 to 1:00 (Open related flier)

ALPFA Symposium

ALPFA is hosting an event aimed at helping students choose a pathway to success.

This event is open to all NWACC students and will include a leadership panel, breakout sessions with professionals, lunch, and a career fair that will help students find their path to success.

A related flier is attached.

Call For Golden Eagle Nominations

Do you know a student who is actively involved in student clubs/organizations or in the community? Does this student also show personal growth and development perhaps by taking on leadership roles? Does this student demonstrate a commitment to his or her education? Does this student plan on continuing at NWACC for at least one semester in the 2015-16 academic year? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, this student may be eligible for the Golden Eagle Award!

Please review the attached criteria for nomination and selection before submitting your nomination on the attached form. There will be two more Golden Eagle Award recipients for this academic year (March and April). To be considered for the April award, nominations must be received by noon on Friday, March 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Franklin at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu.

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

NWACC IN THE NEWS

KUAF/Ozarks at Large

SAAB Drug and Alcohol Awareness (Report begins at approximately 3 minutes 50 seconds in)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Decked out to drive (photo)

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC